Re: Pango Status Report, 14 Jan 2000



Kaixo!

On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 09:21:35PM +0800, Steve Underwood wrote:

> > [...]
> 
> > The name is
> >
> >    Greek "Pan" / U03A0 U03B1 U03BD / All
> >      +
> >    Japanese "Go" (Mandarin Yu3, Yu4) / U8A9E / Language
> 
> Maybe Japanese uses this character in a looser way than Chinese, but in
> Chinese it specifically means spoken language. The character U+6587 means
> written language. For example, U+82F1 U_8A9E means spoken English, and
> U+82F1 U+6587 means written English (or more generally all forms of
> English).

Yes; in japanese U+8A9E means "language"; and U+6587 has more a sense
of "litterature". U+82F1 U+6587 will then be more akin to "english litterature"

(take my comments with a grain of salt; I'm not a japanese native speaker)

-- 
Ki a vos vye bn,
Pablo Saratxaga

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